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The Resource A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich, written and illustrated by Lois Morrison ; book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen ; ex-voto painting created by Elizabeth Collins

A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich, written and illustrated by Lois Morrison ; book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen ; ex-voto painting created by Elizabeth Collins

Label
A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich
Title
A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich
Statement of responsibility
written and illustrated by Lois Morrison ; book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen ; ex-voto painting created by Elizabeth Collins
Title variation
  • Recuerdo for Sainte Ostrich
  • Recuerdo for Saint Ostrich
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Artist
Author
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Papermaker
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Book artists Lois Morrison and Julie Chen have been friends for 40 years and have worked together on three artists' book collaborations including Ste. Ostrich in Manhattan: The Visitations of a Martyr (1990) and this most recent work: A Recuredo for Ste. Ostrich. A recuerdo is a memento, here a votive offering to a saint or divinity given in gratitude or devotion. In Mexico there is a long tradition of these offerings, giving thanks for a miracle or favor. This house-shaped votive recounts several stories about Ste. Ostrich. The outside tells and shows the intercession of the Sainte when a breakdown strands a mother and daughter in the desert. Inside are a series of connected stories recounting the ostrich's saga - her unappreciated gift of sand, unappreciated first at the birth of the baby Jesus, then by the sisters in a convent, then by the people of the Mexico. All this leads to her martyrdom and subsequent beatification. As in all of Morrison's religious work, this one has an element of quirkiness and dark humor. Though this seems to be looking through the glass darkly - only gift the ostrich has is rejected by all, the ostrich breaks her neck trying to bury her head at the bottom of a swimming pool -- ultimately the positive wins out. Even the seemingly most unworthy, even the lowly ostrich who "God hath deprived ... of wisdom ...[and] understanding" (Job 39: 13-17) is valuable and able to perform miracles--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers WWW site, viewed June 9, 2017
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CUT
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and Spanish
LC call number
N7433.4.M68
LC item number
R43 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Label
A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich, written and illustrated by Lois Morrison ; book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen ; ex-voto painting created by Elizabeth Collins
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Note
  • Date of publication from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers WWW site
  • Title from cover
  • Edition of 50 numbered copies
  • Colophon (in drawer): "A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich was written and illustrated by Lois Morrison, with book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen. The ex-voto painting was created by Elizabeth Collins. The edition of 50 copies was letterpress printed on a variety of papers including paper made at Papeterie Saint-Armand. The book and artifacts were made and assembled at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley, California."
  • House-shaped shrine with front cover as doors that open to a three-dimensional scene with a movable part using pull tab and a pullout drawer containing miniature artifacts to the satirical story, a shovel and bucket of sand. Pullout drawer with artifacts and colophon. Printed letterpress on a variety of papers including paper made at Papeterie Saint-Armand.Book and artifacts made and assembled at Flying Fish Press
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  • volume
  • object
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  • nc
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • txt
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
31 x 22 x 7 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 22 of a limited edition of 50 copies; numbered by the author. Purchase, Vamp and Tramp, 2018.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989884073
  • ucoclc989884073
Label
A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich, written and illustrated by Lois Morrison ; book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen ; ex-voto painting created by Elizabeth Collins
Publication
Note
  • Date of publication from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers WWW site
  • Title from cover
  • Edition of 50 numbered copies
  • Colophon (in drawer): "A recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich was written and illustrated by Lois Morrison, with book design and paper engineering by Julie Chen. The ex-voto painting was created by Elizabeth Collins. The edition of 50 copies was letterpress printed on a variety of papers including paper made at Papeterie Saint-Armand. The book and artifacts were made and assembled at Flying Fish Press in Berkeley, California."
  • House-shaped shrine with front cover as doors that open to a three-dimensional scene with a movable part using pull tab and a pullout drawer containing miniature artifacts to the satirical story, a shovel and bucket of sand. Pullout drawer with artifacts and colophon. Printed letterpress on a variety of papers including paper made at Papeterie Saint-Armand.Book and artifacts made and assembled at Flying Fish Press
Carrier category
  • volume
  • object
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • three-dimensional form
Content type code
  • txt
  • tdf
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
31 x 22 x 7 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy is number 22 of a limited edition of 50 copies; numbered by the author. Purchase, Vamp and Tramp, 2018.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)989884073
  • ucoclc989884073

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